Saturday, June 13, 2009

Time. Time. Time.

Where does it all go?
Mom's birthday was this week. She would have been 86. This is the 65th anniversary of Dad being drafted. It's been 17 years since we buried him.
Mary Lou and I have been together for five and a half years, every minute a hoot!
I'm ending my 19th year in my current position.
I started running 40 years ago this fall, and biking not long after.
This July, about the same time I'm doing IMLP, will be the 4oth anniversary of when I started climbing...while I don't get out much now due to time constraints, it still calls to me and I miss it. It's just too hard to find climbing partners in my age group and, sorry to say, I don't have the patience with youths the way I used to.
Classes are done for the year at the high school. Finals Monday. The long looked for break is here. I'm tired. The kids are tired. The other staff are tired. This school year has gone on about two weeks too long.
Suddenly,too, there are 6 weeks till Ironman Lake Placid. Where the other 20 weeks of the training schedule went, I am not sure...
This is currently a low volume week. Well needed. I was cooked at the end of the last training cycle. But that's the point isn't it? Not I tell kids at school: "You knew the job was dangerous when you took it."
Have 2 centuries (100+ mile rides) under my belt this 3 week cycle with weekly totals around 200.
The long runs are building and 3 hours now is easy. Swimming still seems to be a problem. Doing ok, but losing the high school pool was a blow. Now I have to swim with...people! Share lanes and all that. Now my momma taught me to share but having a pool to yourself sure is nice!
Heading off to Placid at the end of the month to train for a few days.
Medical terminology class is going well. Learning tons, but If you've been around awhile and have had some of the procedures we talk about it helps. "Why yes. I know exactly what a cystoscopy is! And yes, they do put you to sleep." Also good that I've already had Anatomy and Physiology.
In fact, time to go study...

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